Extract from the Age newspaper
October 17, 1854
"Lloyd's Agency - The undersigned have arranged for the surveying of Ships and Merchandise in Hobson's Bay and at Melbourne. Competent Surveyors, both at Williamstown and at Sandridge, who will be instructed to attend on surveys.
Information is requested from Masters of vessels of any particular occurrence during the voyage; and advice and assistance will be afforded to requiring it. By applying to J. B. WERE, KENT and CO., Agent for Lloyd's.
Melbourne Office, 46 Flinders Lane East"
"STEAM TO ADELAIDE - The new, fast, and powerful screw steamship HAVILAH, James Lowrie, Commander, will sail for the above port on Wednesday, 25th inst.
For freight or passage, apply to McMECKAN, BLACKWOOD AND CO., 2 King Street."
"For Portland bay and thence to Hobart Town - The clipper-built schooner CERES, 117 tons register, Andrew Murray, Commander, will sail in a few days. For freight or passage, apply to BAIRD BROTHERS, 23 Market Street."
"For Warrnambool, - The fine A 1 first sailing clipper Schooner MARY SMITH. John Wise, Master is now taking in cargo below Raleigh's Wharf, and leaves for the above port this day.
For freight or passage, apply to BROWN, RALSTON and CO., 23 Market Street."
"For LONDON Direct - The barque CHICORA. 550 tons, is appointed to sail on the 24th instant. This fine vessel for strength is surpassed by none in Hobson's Bay, and her fast sailing qualities are well known, she having been some time in the trade here.
Shippers will find this a most favourable and early opportunity to send home Wool, Tallow and other produce which will be taken at low rates.
She can accommodate ten cabin passengers, who would find this a most desirable conveyance, where every care will be taken to provide everything to make them comfortable, and where greater quiet and enjoyment can certainly be had than when exposed to the annoyance necessarily arising from crowded passenger ships.
For further information, and particulars appy (sic) to WILLIAM BARKER, 93 Flinders Street, West"
"WANTED for the Age jobbing department, a first rate hand. Apply to Mr. Harnett, Age office."
"WANTED 12 compositors for the Age Newspaper ; apply to Mr. Harnett, Age Office. To prevent inconvenience, it is requested that none but efficient hands will apply."
"WANTED a well educated and intelligent youth ; apply to Mr. Harnett, Age office."
"ROBERT GOODWIN, Auctioneer, Estate, Land and General Agent, Crown Auction Room. 34 Great Collins Street, West."
LOUIS CHEVALIER, Watch Imported, 28 Swanson Street, will sell his remaining stock, very cheap."